N.C.A.A. Reorganizes Around New Constitution That Shifts Power to Universities

The organizing body in college sports also adopted new rules for transgender athletes to mirror other elite sports in the United States.

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The Field Is Crowded, but Mostly Behind South Carolina

Increasing parity in women’s college basketball, and a slew of coronavirus interruptions, makes the regular season less predictable. But the Gamecocks still stand out.

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Diamond Johnson Uses Prep Snub as Fuel for College Success

Diamond Johnson is making a name for herself at North Carolina State after being snubbed for a major high school honor.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #iverson-allen, #johnson-diamond, #north-carolina-state-university

Jackson State Men’s Basketball Plays on the Road, Where the Money Is

Jackson State, a small Division I program, has trouble scheduling big-name schools at home, so it made extra revenue by playing away games for the first third of its season.

#basketball-college, #budgets-and-budgeting, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #jackson-miss, #jackson-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #southwestern-athletic-conference

Seton Hall and Rutgers Shake Up Men’s Basketball Rankings

No. 16 Seton Hall has two wins over top-10 teams, and Rutgers upset No. 1 Purdue after a rough start. They revived their rivalry Sunday after a one-year hiatus.

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With Paige Bueckers Injured, UConn Faces a Tough Few Months

The No. 3 Huskies will be without the best player in women’s college basketball for up to eight weeks. With a win and a loss so far in her absence, it’s difficult to say how they will fare.

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The Teenagers Getting Six Figures to Leave Their High Schools for Basketball

The new pro league Overtime Elite is luring young phenoms with hefty salaries, viral success and — perhaps — a better path to the N.B.A.

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South Carolina Women’s Basketball Soars in Place, Atop the Rankings

The Gamecocks were already ranked No. 1 when they beat Connecticut, but the victory elevated a sense that Coach Dawn Staley is building a perennial title contender.

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NCAA Expands Women’s Basketball Tournament to 68 Teams

Beginning with the competition in March 2022, the women’s bracket will include 68 teams, up from 64, as the N.C.A.A. continues to try to rectify gender disparities.

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More Teams Are Contenders This Women’s College Basketball Season

And some teams at the top have worked hard to get better ahead of the N.C.A.A. tournament in March.

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College Basketball Begins With Plenty of Changes

There are numerous transfers and players with extra eligibility chasing an N.C.A.A. title.

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Jon Scheyer Reloads Talent at Duke With Coach K Retiring

Jon Scheyer, the men’s basketball coach who will replace Mike Krzyzewski at Duke next season, has already taken over recruiting.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #scheyer-jon

In a Scheduling First, Pac-12 and SWAC Plan Home-and-Home Basketball Games

The deal between a Power 5 league and the Southwestern Athletic Conference could help H.B.C.U. teams draw big crowds.

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Robert Gates Ran the Pentagon. Can He Help Save the N.C.A.A.?

The former defense secretary now leads a committee that could remake college sports — or, as often happens with the N.C.A.A., that has little to show after many meetings.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #gates-robert-m, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

Jerry Harkness, 81, Dies; Star of a Historic Integrated Basketball Team

He was an All-American forward for Loyola University Chicago, which started four Black players against an all-white Mississippi team in the 1963 N.C.A.A. tournament.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #harkness-jerry-1940-2021, #loyola-university-chicago, #mississippi-state-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #race-and-ethnicity

A.C.C., Big Ten and Pac-12 Form Coalition to Counter SEC’s Might

The move was far short of a merger and came less than a month after Oklahoma and Texas said they would leave the Big 12 for the SEC.

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What It Means to Be Clutch in Basketball’s Biggest Moments

Legends are made in the N.B.A. finals, which begin Tuesday. Basketball players who have come through in high-stakes moments like this explain how they did it.

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Teenage Ballers Can Cash in Earlier Than Ever. But at What Cost?

Male players as young as 16 have many options to play high-level basketball before the N.B.A. without going to college — and get paid big money to do it.

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The Dynamics of College Sports Are Changing. So Are the Business Prospects.

Some digital opportunities didn’t exist even a few years ago, but now are part of what young athletes will be evaluating as they consider where, or whether, to go to college.

#basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

N.C.A.A. Misses Target to Approve Rules to Let Players Profit Off Their Fame

Top leaders will meet again on Monday, three days before several state laws challenging the college sports industry are expected to take effect.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

Ruling Dings N.C.A.A., but It Keeps Rule-Making Power

The narrow ruling was not quite the blow that the critics of college sports had hoped would bring the system crashing down.

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Coach K’s Retirement From Duke and the End of the College ‘Supercoach’

Mike Krzyzewski of Duke announced his retirement shortly after his Tobacco Road nemesis, Roy Williams, announced his, as the N.C.A.A prepares to grant athletes greater agency.

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Mike Krzyzewski’s Finish at Duke Comes on His Terms

Some signs that the end might be near came last season. But Krzyzewski has remained steadfast in his program’s tenets even as his teams adapted to the game.

#basketball-college, #calhoun-jim, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

Mike Krzyzewski, Celebrated Duke Coach, Will Retire After Coming Season

With 1,097 career wins so far with the Blue Devils, the winningest coach in college basketball is planning his farewell following the 2021-22 season.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #basketball-college, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike

Sedona Prince Is Using Her Voice for Activism

Prince exposed inequities in college basketball with a video of the facilities at the N.C.A.A. women’s tournament. There’s more she wants you to know.

#basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #prince-sedona, #social-media, #university-of-oregon, #usa-basketball, #women-and-girls

N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In

Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.’s leader says the association is preparing to respond.

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Zion Williamson’s Year in College Was Worth More Than He Got

His name surfaces again in a lawsuit over shoe company payments to college players. But the surprising part is the paltry sums involved.

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University of Kentucky’s Terrence Clarke Is Killed in Crash

The 19-year-old Boston native had been hampered by injuries in his freshman year but decided in March to forgo his remaining eligibility and turn pro.

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Terrence Clarke, N.B.A. Prospect from University of Kentucky, Is Killed in Crash

The 19-year-old Boston native had been hampered by injuries in his freshman year but decided in March to forgo his remaining eligibility and turn pro.

#basketball-college, #calipari-john, #clarke-terrence, #los-angeles-calif, #southeastern-conference, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-kentucky

‘He Was Our Dreams’: A College Basketball Star’s Wrenching Death

Days after leading his college team to its first men’s N.C.A.A. tournament, Oscar Frayer was killed in a highway crash. Loved ones said he had finally found his footing in life.

#basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #deaths-fatalities, #frayer-oscar-1998-2021, #grand-canyon-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

John Grisham Leaves the Courtroom for Basketball, and Sudan

Grisham has spent the past 30 years churning out legal thrillers, but the pandemic’s impact on college sports prompted him to shift his focus to a basketball novel called “Sooley.”

#basketball, #basketball-college, #books-and-literature, #grisham-john, #sudan

NCAA Gives USC Probation and a Fine In Bribery Scandal

A disciplinary committee put the Southern California program on probation for two years in connection with a 2017 investigation into corruption in college hoops.

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Bobby Leonard, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies at 88

He coached the Indiana Pacers for 12 seasons and took them to three A.B.A. titles. The governor of Indiana called him “the embodiment of basketball.”

#american-basketball-assn, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #indiana-pacers, #indiana-state-university, #leonard-bobby-1932-2021, #national-basketball-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

5 W.N.B.A. Draft Hopefuls to Watch

A deep run in the N.C.A.A. tournament isn’t required for a basketball player to become a star or make it to the pros. These five women aim to prove it.

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New N.C.A.A. Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges

Under a plan tentatively approved Wednesday, Division I players who transfer will not need to sit out a year before they can play.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn

Champions Crowned, N.C.A.A. Returns to Its Pre-Covid Problems

If anything, the coronavirus pandemic only deferred, highlighted or exacerbated the issues confronting college sports.

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Baylor Denies Gonzaga a Perfect Season, Winning N.C.A.A. Men’s Basketball Title

The Bears’ stifling defense powered them to an 86-70 victory over Gonzaga, which was one win away from being the first undefeated champion since 1976.

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As N.C.A.A. Tournament Ends, So Does Life in Basketball Bubble

The travails of athletes underscore the burdens on athletes in pulling off the three-week basketball bonanza.

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The Return of March Madness Brought Back Hope

The N.C.A.A. basketball tournaments, the first significant American sporting event outright canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, brought some optimism that the country might be turning a corner.

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Stanford Wins N.C.A.A. Women’s Basketball Title for First Time in 29 Years

The Cardinal survived a game against in-conference rival Arizona and a season that left them without a home for nine weeks amid the pandemic.

#basketball-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pacific-12-conference, #san-antonio-tex, #stanford-university, #university-of-arizona

How an NCAA Basketball Team Relinquished Its Season

The pandemic led to tough decisions for many college sports programs. Here is a look at how and why one of them, the Dixie State women’s basketball team, chose to stop playing.

#basketball-college, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dixie-state-university, #gustin-jd, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Women’s Basketball Is a Renewed Flashpoint for an Embattled N.C.A.A.

Women’s college basketball has followed a similar competitive arc to the men’s game. But nearly 50 years after Title IX, it is still struggling for full acceptance in college sports.

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The Confidence, Speed and Shooting of Aari McDonald

McDonald has carried No. 3 seed Arizona to the N.C.A.A. tournament final against top-seeded Stanford, beating UConn in the semifinal. “The world is finally noticing what I can do,” she said.

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Gonzaga Beats UCLA With a Buzzer-Beater in Overtime

The Bulldogs will play Baylor for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament championship on Monday night.

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Arizona Shocks UConn and Storms to the N.C.A.A. Title Game

The Wildcats dominated the top-seeded Huskies and advanced to their first appearance in the women’s final. They will meet Stanford on Sunday.

#auriemma-geno, #barnes-adia, #basketball-college, #bueckers-paige-2001, #mcdonald-aari, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-connecticut

The Women’s Final Four Guide: Preview, Start Time and More

Two No. 1 seeds, South Carolina and Stanford, face off in one semifinal. Another No. 1, UConn, takes on a No. 3 seed, Arizona, in the other game of the Final Four.

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North Carolina Coach Roy Williams Retires After 3 National Titles

Williams won three N.C.A.A. men’s tournament championships in 18 seasons with the Tar Heels. At North Carolina and Kansas, he took 30 teams to the tournament in 33 seasons and reached the Final Four nine times.

#basketball-college, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-kansas, #university-of-north-carolina, #williams-roy-a

March Madness: An Early Look at the Men’s Final Four

Gonzaga vs. U.C.L.A. Houston vs. Baylor. Here are the ups and downs with each team.

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N.C.A.A. Tournament Women’s Final Four: A First-Timer Crashes a Group of Powers

Seeking its first title since 2016, UConn faces an Arizona team making its debut in the national semifinal. Two No. 1 seeds, Stanford and South Carolina, will play in the other matchup.

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Gonzaga Makes Final Four With Another (Expected) Rout

The Zags’ pursuit of an undefeated season has often come on the undercard for other games during this N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-southern-california